These intensely personal and autobiographical drawings are a retelling of imperfectly remembered events: memories “stored” in family photographs yet still subject to disorganisation and even disintegration.
The drawings are built up using collage, paint and ink, from my own personal papers: family photographs, old drawings, diary pages and saved pieces of scrap paper. I copy, cut out, erase, trace, and layer. I put images together and then rip them apart again. In some pieces, figures appear in chaotic surroundings, or in contrived landscapes, to which they may or may not belong. In others, the figures have disappeared altogether, and all that is left are empty profiles, as if their occupants have already left the scene.
There are over 100 drawings in this series, so what follows is a selection.